Stephen is a counselor trainee under the supervision of Julia Dooley, MA, LPC, RPT. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and Military Leadership from Missouri State University and is currently studying at Webster University while working toward his Master of Arts in Professional Counseling with an emphasis in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. He is a student member of the American Counseling Association and Association of Counseling Sexology and Sexual Wellness.
Stephen has been involved in providing mental health-related care and services for the past 10 years. In his career, Stephen has worked as a victim advocate and crisis responder for those impacted by violent or sexual crime. He has experience with helping clients overcome substance use and other addictive behaviors. He is very familiar with various recovery programs and has 20+ years of personal sobriety.
Stephen has experience helping clients and their loved ones come to terms with difficult medical diagnosis. He has unique knowledge and experience in helping those impacted by HIV/AIDS disease. He is involved in the LGBTQIA+ community and enjoys working with a diverse group of clients. Additionally, Stephen is a proud veteran and enjoys working with fellow vets and first responders.
My personal philosophy toward life is each of us needs help dealing with stresses at times. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, LGBTQIA+ issues, trauma, loss, or finding it tough to accept a new medical diagnosis, I am eager to help. If you are struggling with life changes related to career, divorce, death, relationships, gender and sexual identity, or other unique issues, it is my goal to listen with empathy and compassion to your individual circumstance with the ultimate hope of helping everyone find greater peace, strength, balance, and joy in life.
I use a combination of evidence-based therapeutic practices, which includes Mindfulness-based, Cognitive-Behavioral, Motivational Interviewing, Gestalt experiential technique, and other approaches based on the client’s goals for the therapeutic relationship and setting. I offer both in-person sessions and video/telehealth sessions.
9 AM to 5 PM
9 AM to 5 PM
Psychotherapy, Individual Therapy, Group Therapy
Anxiety, Depression, General Mental Health, Identity Conflict, Substance/Addictive Disorders, Trauma, HIV/Aids Education and Support
General Population, LGBTQ+, First Responders/Veterans, Spiritual/Religious
CBT, EMDR, Behavioral, Mindfulness, Gestalt Experiential Technique
I am not on any insurance panels